Birth certificate issue...Michael Savage's theory

@spalladino (17921)
United States
August 5, 2009 3:42pm CST
I listen to talk radio when I'm on the road and so I had the opportunity to catch Michael Savage today while running some errands. He was talking at one point about the Birthers movement and his theory as to why the Obama administration has yet to come forward with the one document that could put the entire issue to rest. I'm paraphrasing since I couldn't take notes and drive at the same time so bear with me. According to Michael, many issues are interconnected right now, with those who disagree with one issue generally disagreeing with additional issues as well. It's his belief that the administration is powerful enough and capable enough to produce an indisputable long form birth certificate...either genuine or fake...at any time so why the delay? His theory is that the administration is allowing the movement to grow, to become more vocal and to continue to attach itself to other opposition issues so that, when the document is produced, the opposition will be completely discredited in several areas while the administration comes away looking honest and truthful. I've been looking at this subject from a legal standpoint only due to the fact that lawsuits have been filed and hadn't considered that political maneuvering could be at play but it sounds possible to me. So, I guess my question is, what's your opinion about this theory?
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
5 Aug 09
Let me first say Michael Savage is an IDIOT, a BAFOON and a disgrace to the libertarian party, he does not in any way shape or form represent their views, he is a shock jock, period. That being said, I think he is right about this. It is a perfect distraction and the perfect thing to make the genuine oposition look like fools. this is going to go on for a long time, as long as they can get distraction milage out of it. when that runs out, they will come out with it and get all the "make look foolish" milage they can get out of it.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
5 Aug 09
You stole my answer LOL I responded by mail so I didn't even see yours, sorry
@phildozer (284)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I definitely seems plausible, a lot of people are looking down on the GOP for supporting this, and its causing some splintering of the republicans, so its an interesting theory
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I thought so, too. Nice fish, by the way.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Seems to me he could be right. They are always maneuvering in politics, so why not with this issue too. I admit I don't know very much about politics in general, but wouldn't Obama have had to prove his citizenship/birth before he could even run for president? If it's something that's a requirement you'd think he wouldn't have got started even without proof. Maybe I just missed something altogether...lol
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• United States
5 Aug 09
No you're right, and he did prove it. some people called "birthers" say they want him to produce the long form of the certificate he provided, which he had sealed, even when the short form was good enough.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Humm, doesn't make much sense to me. I'm sure he showed the long form to whoever is responsible for allowing people to run for president. Guess they just don't trust any of them. Of course, it isn't wise to trust politicians sometimes, but this seems a little weird to me.
• United States
5 Aug 09
thats the point i been trying to make because this got brought up when he was running because mckain asked for it because he thought the same thing that the other people thought so he seen and and everything was fine then all the suden this is comming up i think they just have a life so they wanna mess with someone elses ,
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Well, it's Micheal Savage and I couldn't listen to him ever! I think he's an idiot.
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
6 Aug 09
You go girl!
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I just read today they have newspapers now that were announcing the birth! It's already a non issue ! Of course the hard core haters will probably say the news papers back then are in with the conspiracy! The hits just keep on rolling! tdemex
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@jb78000 (15163)
5 Aug 09
could make sense - it's crafty but it seems a bit extreme to me but then i've never lived in the us and haven't paid that much attention to this particular issue. politics everywhere does involve manipulation that doesn't emerge until much later, if it ever does. (it's a good idea to take everything to do with politics with a pinch of salt. sorry, a sack of salt)
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
6 Aug 09
LOL @ the sack of salt comment. It might be an extreme theory but Michael Savage is an extreme kind of man. I rarely listen to him and usually don't agree with what he has to say but this certainly was an interesting concept.
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@jb78000 (15163)
6 Aug 09
well i don't get the pleasure, or whatever, of listening to him. i was thinking it seemed an slightly extreme form of manipulation, then again you're talking about politicians. american ones. jb
@tdemex (3545)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Update! I just saw on the news! They have a Lou Dobbs birth certificate from Kenya! It's on the Internet it's got to be true! tdemex
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
6 Aug 09
LMAO I bet my husband was born in Kenya as well
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I heard that same show! Dr. Savage is a very creative person in his thought processes and I agree with him much of the time. I agree with him on this one. I wondered, till I heard him talk about it, why the prez didn't just produce the BC and it sounds perfectly reasonable to me that he's using the issue to his advantage.
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@mzz663 (2778)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I was thinking about this the other day and think one possible answer may be to see how interested and involved the US citizens actually get and possibly get more of us 'civilians' interested in what our gov't is actually doing and involved in....